Quick Heal Technologies Ltd, a global cyber security software organisation, has announced the appointment of Vishal Salvi as their new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.
Salvi possesses over 29 years of experience in driving excellence in the cybersecurity and information technology domains in India and globally.
Before joining Quick Heal Technologies, Vishal Salvi held key positions at Infosys, including Global Chief Information Security Officer, Business Head of the Cybersecurity Service Line, and Senior Vice President, playing a pivotal role in shaping the information and cybersecurity strategy across the Group. Moreover, his extensive experience in cybersecurity and IT stems from leadership roles at reputable organizations such as PwC, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Global Trust Bank, Development Credit Bank, and Crompton Greaves.
Dr Kailash Katkar will continue to serve Quick Heal Technologies in his current role as Chairman and Managing Director. Katkar has provided exceptional leadership in the remarkable growth and success of the company. Under his visionary guidance, the organisation expanded its presence in the cybersecurity space with the introduction of the highly acclaimed brand 'SEQRITE' in 2015, while maintaining a dominant market share in the retail segment. In addition, under his proactive direction, the organisation adopted the mission to make 'Cybersafety a fundamental right for all' and continues to address the awareness gaps that have left billions of individuals, businesses, and governments vulnerable to cyber threats globally.
Dr Katkar welcomed Salvi to the leadership by stating, "I extend a warm welcome to Vishal Salvi as part of the Quick Heal family. Our team has tirelessly worked towards delivering robust cybersecurity solutions, and I take great pride in the significant business value we have created for all stakeholders. With customer centricity and innovation as our driving forces, I am confident that Quick Heal will continue to safeguard individuals, organizations, and nations. With Vishal Salvi as our CEO, we are fully committed to transforming the cybersecurity ecosystem in India and solidifying our position on the global stage."
Vishal Salvi expressed his enthusiasm in response statement, "Assuming the role of CEO at Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. is an immense honour. Quick Heal has established itself as a trusted leader in the cybersecurity industry, and I am incredibly excited to lead this exceptional team into the future. In the face of ever-evolving cyber threats and the critical importance of prioritising digital security, I am wholeheartedly dedicated to the shared goal of making 'Cybersafety a fundamental right for all.' I am eager to drive growth, foster a culture of innovation, and provide unparalleled value to our customers and stakeholders. Together, we will strive to create a world that is cyber-secure for everyone."
The new leadership appointment represents a significant milestone for Quick Heal Technologies, and Salvi as CEO, alongside Dr Katkar's direction will combine expertise, leadership, and industry knowledge to further solidify the organisation’s rank as a global leader in cybersecurity.